[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 7th - 13th February 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 18:34:05 EST 2015


Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders already using eBird are encouraged to
share their sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email, phone
or post records directly to me - contact details below. Please note that
some sightings may require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated
otherwise.

 

Highlights:

It was very quiet this week, hence a different style for this review, though
Horned Larks continue to come through in increasing numbers. Highlights of
the week include;

2 WOOD DUCK that continue at Springside Park in Napanee,

TRUMPETER SWANS at many locations, including Chaffey's Locks, Davis Locks,
Jones Falls, Lower Brewer's Locks (82 on 10th), and Wiltse Creek,

SNOWY OWLS on Wolfe and Amherst Islands, as well as occasional sightings on
Taylor Kidd Blvd near Millhaven and off the Kingston waterfront,

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on a feeder at Ivy lea on 8th,

NORTHERN SHRIKE near Odessa on 7th,

HORNED LARKS in good numbers on Wolfe Island in particular, with at least 80
on 11th,

LAPLAND LONGSPUR continuing on Wolfe Island,

RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (6) on Howe Island on 8th and a single continuing bird at a
feeder near Gananoque.

 

In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property, Kingston Field
Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy
<http://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/birding/KFN_sensitive_sightings_policy.
pdf> . Also note that, as requested by the landowners, sightings of owls at
the privately-owned Owl Woods must not be distributed on the Internet (this
includes posting as 'Amherst Island' on eBird) by KFN or anyone who visits.
To ensure continued access to this location, please respect their wishes and
follow the guidelines posted on-site. To maintain records for conservation
purposes, sightings from that location are welcomed through all the
traditional channels.

 

As always, thanks to all those who have submitted sightings over the last
week.

 

Mark.

 

Mark D. Read

47 Ellerbeck Street, Unit 1,

Kingston, Ontario

K7L 4H5

Canada

 

Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email: markdread at gmail.com

Blog: "Confessions of a Global Birder" http://markdread.blogspot.com
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